How to Lock On to Monsters In Monster Hunter Rise

Here's a quick guide on how to lock on large monsters in Monster Hunter Rise.

The much-awaited Monster Hunter Rise has finally released on the Nintendo Switch. There are a bunch of new quests and hunts against deadly monsters Great Izuchi, Mizutsune, and ultra-difficult Magnamalo. Now, the game has introduced an ability to lock on to large Monsters. The developer might have added it to the game but they have not explained the procedure to use it, leaving thousands of fans scratching their heads. If you too are having trouble knowing how to lock on to monsters in Monster Hunter Rise then we have a guide covering the same in the easiest way possible.

How to Lock On to Monsters In Monster Hunter Rise

There are two ways that players can use to lock on to large Monsters in Monster Hunter Rise — Target Camera and Focus Camera. Irrespective of which option you are using, you can change them at any time in the game.

To change the option, you simply need to go to the menu with the + button and head to the last page, and then select the option that you want to use against Monsters. Once selected, you will need to go into the camera settings and then go down to Camera Style.

If you are using the Target Camera option, you will need to press down on the right stick to select the monster that you want to lock on to and then simply tap the L button. Doing this will spin the camera towards that monster, showing you the exact location of the monster. 

Focus Camera, on the other hand, also works in the same way. The only difference here is the reticle will stay on the monster until you press the L button. For the unversed, the monsters that can be locked on in Monster Hunter Rise will appear on the top right corner of the screen.

While on the hunt, if you see a green icon under the Monster’s image, indicating that this is time to mount an attack on the monster but if the color turns blue, this means that the monster does not have the energy to fight you and will soon die.

That’s everything you need to know about how to lock on to large monsters in Monster Hunter Rise. While you are here, you might want to about the Monster Hunter Rise controls guide to becoming familiar with how the controls work in the game.